Potential for ‘non-food’ bioenergy crops as part of multi-functional land-use systems in Sub-Saharan Africa

Outline
Team
  • Expected start date:
    2013•10•01
    Expected end date:
    2016•03•31
    Institute:
    UNU-FLORES
    Project Status:
    Closed
    Project Type:
    Research
    Project Manager :
    Kai Schwärzel

    It will be explored what is needed for designing and implementation of ‘non-food’ bioenergy crops as part of multi-functional land-use systems in Sub-Saharan Africa (with focus on Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia and Nigeria). In particular, we will explore if it is feasible to use wastewater for the irrigation of non-food bioenergy crops in agroforestry systems. By this, the overall resources efficiency may be increased and multiple benefits for various sectors can be achieved.

    The closure of this project has been approved on 28 March 2016. However, as the output section of Pelikan had to be updated, the project in Pelikan has been closed in April 2016.